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King Salman to Erdogan: Discussions Will Strengthen Strategic Cooperation Between Our Countries | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed his appreciation of talks that were held with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara and the results that the Saudi and Turkish sides achieved. In a diplomatic cable that King Salman sent to President Erdogan after he left Istanbul for Riyadh yesterday, he said “As we leave your brotherly country at the end of our official visit after having participated in the Islamic summit, it pleases us to express our sincere thanks and deepest gratitude to Your Excellency for the warm reception and generous hospitality extended to us and the delegation”. He continued by saying “I would like to praise the positive results that we have achieved through our bilateral discussions that will enhance the strategic cooperation between our two fraternal countries”.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey concluded a framework agreement to establish a council for strategic coordination between the two countries. The foreign ministers of the two countries signed the agreement at a meeting to establish the Saudi – Turkish Coordination Council in the presence of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Turkish President.

On his part, the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that the agreement consists of eight main points in the areas of diplomacy, politics, security, maritime navigation, industry, energy, agriculture, culture, and military cooperation and security cooperation.